billionaire-warren-buffet

edited by Jodi Summers Donald Trump may be the most outspoken real estate billionaire, but he’s not the richest. The 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate had a net worth of $3.7 Billion at election time; in real estate terms, that ties him tied with local developer Rick Caruso at #156 on the Forbes list of billionaires. […]

seychelle-pool1

by Jodi Summers We thought it was the luxury condos being built in the neighborhood driving up the condo prices in downtown Santa Monica, but according to Redfin it’s because the units are greener than almost every other place in the country. Indeed, in 2015, Downtown Santa Monica was 3rd on the list of the […]

title-24

by Jodi Summers California’s green protocols will continue to influence green building. January 2017 will see the application of “Title 24,” building energy efficiency standards set forth by the California Energy Commission. The updated building energy efficiency should cut regulated energy use in new homes by 28% and save consumers $31 a month compared to […]

new-construction

by Jodi Summers Congratulations Los Angeles property entrepreneurs, you are meeting housing demands. It looks like LA real estate developers will add approximately 13,430 new multifamily units to the market by the end of the year. In an attempt to fill overwhelming demand, multiunit construction is at is fastest pace of development in 20 years. […]

global-logistics-academy

by Jodi Summers Here’s a reason to consider Long Beach, the Port of Long Beach Academy is offering  a Global Logistics curriculum at Cabrillo High School. This visionary curriculum opens a new pathway to careers in international trade for young students in the city. What an easy way for the port to fill a need. […]

Short-Term-Rentals

by Jodi Summers Do you want to know what rental prices at the beach have gotten so high? Short-term rentals have pushed up the demand and thus the price. The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, a labor-backed advocacy group, estimates that more than 7,000 houses and apartments have been taken off the rental […]

building playa vista

by Jodi Summers The residents of Santa Monica don’t want more residential buildings and they’re not excited about hotels, so they’re getting new office space. The Santa Monica Gateway at 2834 Colorado Avenue is planned as a two-building 200,000-square-foot property with subterranean parking. It is some of the first high tech office space being built […]

santa monica bay humpback whale paddle borders

edited by Jodi Summers Here’s some fascinating cocktail party information you can share about Santa Monica Bay: Santa Monica Bay is an integral part of the larger geographic region commonly known as the Southern California Bight, according to www.santamonicabay.org. The Bay itself is the submerged portion of the Los Angeles Coastal Plain. It is bordered […]

Los Angeles contemporary-landscape

compiled by Jodi Summers Have you ever noticed the green roof at Chicago’s Millennium Park? It’s got the largest green roof in the world. For the record multi-award winning 24.5-acre public park with venues for performance, art, sculpture, architecture and landscape architecture, located between Chicago’s lakefront and the central business district (the loop). “Created to […]

SHARING-ECONOMY

by Jodi Summers Commercial real estate is being redefined. The world of 9-5 cubicles and being tethered to your desk is disappearing and square footage needs are shrinking. Offices have places of collaboration and one of many places to do your work…while retail has evolved into a showroom for stuff you can buy cheaper online…or […]